Daily Mail - Great Britain

Neighbour charged with murder of mother found stabbed to death on way to work during morning rush hour

Trevor Gibbon, 48, of Harrow, north west London, was remanded in custody when he appeared at Hendon Magistrates’ Court this morning charged with the murder of Alison Morrison.

Posted on 20 December 2014 @ 1:08 pm

Qatari ruling family hit with £38million stamp duty bill after using tax avoidance scheme on purchase of Chelsea Barracks 

The Qatari ruling family bought Chelsea Barracks (pictured) from the Ministry of Defence for almost £1billion in 2007 but did not pay any stamp duty on the purchase.

Posted on 20 December 2014 @ 12:11 pm

Ben Goldsmith weds ex-lingerie model Jemima Jones

Ben Goldsmith, 34, brother of Tory MP Zac and Jemima Khan, married his girlfriend Jemima Jones, 27, a former lingerie model turned caterer to the stars at Lord’s cricket ground, in St John’s Wood, London.

Posted on 20 December 2014 @ 12:08 pm

Christmas party revellers hit towns across the country

Last night was believed to be the busiest evening for work Christmas parties. Known as ‘Mad’ or ‘Black Friday’ it marks the beginning of the Christmas season for many who are finishing work.

Posted on 20 December 2014 @ 11:57 am

From mini lobsters thermidores to prawn spoons and crostini burgers: Cheat’s guide to the classiest High Street canapes

Forget sausages rolls and mushroom vol au vents — supermarket canapes have gone decidedly upmarket this Christmas.

Posted on 20 December 2014 @ 11:15 am

What should a knackered mother drink this Christmas? Our guide to serving the best booze for every eventuality this festive season

When it comes to Christmas spirit, a well-stocked drinks cupboard is key. But with so much else on our plate, the booze part can cause headaches.

Posted on 20 December 2014 @ 11:15 am

Posh pressies at supermarket prices

Christmas shopping can be an extremely costly affair, but with the rise of designer duplicates hitting the high streets, it doesn’t have to be.

Posted on 20 December 2014 @ 10:49 am

Indian Express - India

Islamists rally in Egypt ahead of referendum vote, 3 killed

Islamist supporters of Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood organization added a call to boycott of the referendum.

Posted on 11 January 2014 @ 10:54 am

Over 100 houses burned down in China”s ancient Tibetan town

No casualties were reported and the cause of the fire is being investigated, the report said.

Posted on 11 January 2014 @ 10:26 am

‘India dangerous weak link in n-security”

Estimated 1,400 tons uranium and almost 500 tons of plutonium stored in around the world.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 8:09 pm

Parvez Musharraf’s health report shows no illness: Prosecutor

Musharraf was rushed to hospital after he developed heart problems while being driven to special court.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 10:44 am

Huffington Post announces creation of new online publication, THEWORLDPOST

THEWORLDPOST editorial board includes noted Indian journalist Dileep Padgaonkar.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 10:14 am

Earth’s atmosphere suffers from ‘nuclear hangover’

According to Alvarado, the levels were not high enough to pose a risk to human health.

Posted on 8 January 2014 @ 12:28 pm

Polar freeze turns deadly, moves to US East and South after killing 21 people

The Midwest and the East experienced temperatures colder than much of Antarctica.

Posted on 8 January 2014 @ 8:09 am

BBC - Great Britain

Russians ‘will not cave in’ to West

Russia says it will not “cave in” to pressure, following a fresh set of US, EU and Canada sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine.

Posted on 20 December 2014 @ 1:22 pm

Hacker wars in the Ukraine conflict

Virtual battle for eastern Ukraine

Posted on 20 December 2014 @ 12:25 am

How 12 days of Christmas have become 12 pubs

How 12 days of Christmas have become 12 pubs – in one night

Posted on 20 December 2014 @ 12:19 am

Turkey issues warrant for Gulen

Turkey issues an arrest warrant for influential US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is accused of organising an anti-government movement.

Posted on 19 December 2014 @ 8:17 pm

Belarus moves to protect currency

Belarus’s central bank moves to protect its currency by imposing a new tax, as it feels the knock-on effects of the fall in the Russian rouble.

Posted on 19 December 2014 @ 6:03 pm

Greek MP alleges 3m euro vote bribe

A Greek MP says he was offered a bribe worth 3m euros in order to vote for the government’s candidate in a critical presidential vote.

Posted on 19 December 2014 @ 6:01 pm

Companies face ‘bloodbath’ in Russia

The chief executive of Renault Nissan says manufacturers in Russia are facing a “bloodbath” because of the plunge in the value of the rouble.

Posted on 19 December 2014 @ 5:36 pm

NPR - United States

Author: Cuban Dissidents Feel Betrayed By Obama’s Action

In the wake of the announcement that the U.S. is restoring relations with Cuba, some Cuban exiles are wary. NPR’s Scott Simon talks to Cuban-American author Carlos Eire about his reaction to the news.

Posted on 20 December 2014 @ 12:33 pm

Kurdish Troops Free Yazidis, But Major Battles Remain

With the help of U.S. air strikes, Iraqi Kurdish forces have made significant advances against the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS.

Posted on 20 December 2014 @ 12:33 pm

Excavation Reveals Regular Citizens Who Really Ran Ancient Egypt

A team of archaeologists from Brigham Young University has uncovered an Egyptian cemetery that may have upwards of 1 million graves. NPR’s Scott Simon explains they were commoners — not pharaohs.

Posted on 20 December 2014 @ 12:33 pm

Youth Who Led Tunisia’s Uprising Find Themselves Sidelined

The Arab Spring began in Tunisia in 2011 with the ousting of a dictator. But youth in that country are unenthused about elections on Sunday.

Posted on 20 December 2014 @ 12:33 pm

Designing State Symbols For The World’s Newest Country

From flags to currency, a new country needs new symbols. NPR’s Scott Simon talks with Anne Quito, who travelled to the world’s newest country, South Sudan, to observe as they designed theirs.

Posted on 20 December 2014 @ 12:33 pm

Obama: Sony Should Have Talked To Him Before Pulling ‘The Interview’

The FBI has concluded North Korea was responsible for the cyber attack on Sony Pictures. NPR’s Scott Simon talks with White House correspondent Scott Horsley about what happens now.

Posted on 20 December 2014 @ 12:33 pm

Suddenly, Russia Is Confident No Longer

With the ruble flagging and the price of oil still on the way down, the Russian economy is in trouble. Former U.S. ambassador Michael McFaul tells NPR’s Scott Simon what that means for Russia.

Posted on 20 December 2014 @ 12:33 pm

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Voice of America - US Government

WHO: Ebola Death Toll in Three African Countries Hits 7,373

The death toll from Ebola in the three worst-affected countries in West Africa has risen to 7,373 among 19,031 cases known to date there, the World Health Organization said on Saturday.

The latest data, posted overnight on the WHO website, reflected nearly 500 new deaths from the worst ever outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since previous WHO figures were issued on Dec. 17.

Posted on 20 December 2014 @ 1:27 pm

Saudi Arabia: Security Forces Killed 4 Militants in Awamiya

Saudi security forces killed four militants in a clash in Awamiya region on Saturday, the Interior Ministry said.

The troops raided a militant hideout in Awamiya town and killed the four in an exchange of fire. The dead were behind the killing of a member of the security forces last Sunday, a ministry spokesman said, quoted by the Saudi state news agency SPA.

Awamiya has been the focal point of unrest among Saudi Shi’ites since protests in early 2011 calling for an end to…

Posted on 20 December 2014 @ 1:18 pm

Report: FBI Evidence Collection ‘Beset’ With Problems

A prominent U.S. newspaper says an internal Federal Bureau of Investigation probe has revealed that its agents around the country have “mishandled, mislabeled and lost evidence.”  

The New York Times says it obtained a copy of the FBI report about the “highly critical internal investigation” that discovered errors with almost half of the 41,000 pieces of evidence reviewed.  

The newspaper said the FBI evidence collection and retention system is…

Posted on 20 December 2014 @ 12:59 pm

Woman Arrested in Stabbing Deaths of 8 Children

Australian police say they have arrested the mother of most of the eight children killed in the northern city of Cairns.  The children had apparently been stabbed to death.

Authorities said the 37-year-old woman was under guard Saturday after being hospitalized in stable condition with stab wounds to the chest.

The woman was the mother of seven of the children.  The eighth was her niece.

Queensland state police were called to a house in the Cairns suburb of Manoora Friday…

Posted on 20 December 2014 @ 12:32 pm

Pakistan Says U.S. Drone Killed 5 Militants in Northern Waziristan

Pakistani security officials say at least five Taliban militants have been killed in a U.S. drone strike in the tribal region of North Waziristan.

Authorities say a U.S. drone fired two missiles Saturday in the Datta Khail district, which is a hub for al-Qaida and Taliban militants.

A senior security official said none of the dead have yet been identified and the death toll is likely to rise.

Pakistani troops have been conducting a major operation against local and foreign militants…

Posted on 20 December 2014 @ 12:01 pm

Russia Dismisses New US Sanctions

Russia says it has a historic right to Crimea and has dismissed new U.S. sanctions imposed on Russia because of its annexation of the territory.

The Russian foreign ministry said Saturday the sanctions will not force Russia to give up Crimea because Crimea is a “historic and integral part of Russia.”  

U.S. President Barack Obama has imposed a wide-ranging trade ban on the Russia-annexed Crimea peninsula through an executive order that bars exports of  key U.S….

Posted on 20 December 2014 @ 11:53 am

Fears of More Political Gridlock in 2015

2014 proved to be a difficult year politically for President Barack Obama and a very good year for the U.S. Republican Party. Republican gains in the November midterm elections gave them control of the Senate and House of Representatives for the next two years — setting the stage for more confrontation and gridlock in the final two years of the Obama presidency. VOA National Correspondent Jim Malone has a preview from Washington.

Posted on 20 December 2014 @ 2:11 am

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